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Police investigating burglary in Holland

in Holland/Newport/News

HOLLAND — A burglary took place in Holland this week. The incident happened on Lyon Road sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, the suspect made entry into the house through a window while the homeowner was away. Police are still investigating this case. Anyone who may have witnessed…

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Dairy Air Wind in Holland announces halt to development activity

in Holland/Newport/News

HOLLAND — Dairy Air Wind, the last remaining wind energy project being developed in Vermont, today announced the ending of all development activities surrounding the project. Project partner David Blittersdorf cited a current political environment that is hostile to wind energy as the leading cause for this step. Dairy Air Wind was intended to be…

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Police: Holland man stopped for operating under suspension, violating conditions of release twice this month

in Holland/Newport/News

HOLLAND — A 37-year-old man from Holland will have to face a judge after police say he was cited for operating under suspension and violating conditions of release on two occasions, within days apart. On September 5, while on duty for the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Walters says he initiated a traffic stop on…

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Holland Hawks share award-winning Jr Iron Chef recipe

in Holland/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Earlier this month, student culinary teams from across the state competed in the 12th Annual Jr Iron Chef VT competition in Essex Junction. Teams of 3-5 students were coached by local educators, chefs, school nutrition staff, and parents to successfully prepare their dishes in under 90 minutes. Local team the Holland Hawks from…

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Snowmobile crash with injury in Holland

in Derby Line/Holland/Newport/News

HOLLAND — A 49-year-old man from Morgan was taken to the hospital after a snowmobile crash on Tuesday. At around 9:00 p.m. the incident was reported on VAST trail 105, in Holland. Members of the Derby Line Fire Department located the male and transported him down the trail to the ambulance. The operator of the…

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Man injured, calves killed in Holland barn fire

in Holland/News/Stanstead

HOLLAND — A man was injured, and several calves killed after a barn fire broke out late Tuesday morning in Holland. Firefighters were notified at around 11:40 a.m. of the incident at the Champney farm, located on School Road. Cows were seen wandering the area after being herded out of the barn. While trying to…

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[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

in Brownington/Charleston/Derby/Holland/Morgan/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Last night a political forum was held in the Goodrich Memorial Library. It featured three candidates running in the Orleans-1 House District, which represents Brownington, Charleston, Derby, Holland, and Morgan. The candidates are Independent Frank Davis of Derby Line and Republican incumbents Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line and Brian Smith of Derby. Each…

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The sounds of the underground lives in Holland

in Holland/News/Northeast Kingdom

HOLLAND — The underground music scene in the northern Northeast Kingdom is thriving and it lives in Holland. Andy Bouchard, through his production company Borderline Entertainment, is queuing up music acts for the summer that will take place at The Barrage, an all ages, alternative performance space focused on bringing independent alternative musical styles to…

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Caswell Avenue bridge in Derby Line closed

in Derby Line/Holland/News

DERBY LINE — The Caswell Avenue bridge over I-91 at the U.S. – Canadian border is closed. Motorists using Caswell Avenue to cross I-91 are being directed down the on-ramps to a temporary traffic signal, before crossing the interstate and continuing on toward Holland or Derby Line. The Caswell Avenue bridge project will replace the…

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Police in Orleans County looking for mailbox vandals

in Brighton/Charleston/Holland/Morgan

HOLLAND — Local police are seeking the public’s assistance after a number of mailboxes were vandalized in five towns over the weekend. On Friday, police were alerted to several mailboxes that were vandalized and a few that were missing from the Holland, Morgan, and Charleston towns sometime during the night. Then on Saturday, police responded…

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Local students recognized for land stewardship

in Brownington/Holland/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Each year, the Vermont Land Trust gives out the Land Stewards Award to qualified juniors and seniors who attend vocational and technical high schools across the state. The students are nominated by their teachers because of their commitment to agriculture and/or forestry. This year, local students Carter Aldrich and Parker Castle received the…

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Car hits cow in Holland

in Derby Line/Holland

HOLLAND — A car hit a cow that wandered into the road in Holland on Wednesday. According to police, at around 9:00 p.m. they responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Valley Road. The driver, identified as Amanda Blake, of Derby Line, was traveling west when she struck a cow in the travel portion of…

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Two-car crash on I-91 in Newport

in Holland/Irasburg/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A two-car crash took place on I-91 in Newport this morning. At around 8:00 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene, located near mile marker 170 on I-91 North. Both lanes of travel were temporarily blocked, and visibility was limited at the time due to gusting wind. According to police, Melanie Butler, 41,…

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Police: Holland man facing assault charges

in Derby/Holland/News

DERBY — A 35-year-old man from Holland is facing charges after police say he assaulted a man in Derby. According to the report, on January 9, at 12:30 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault that had taken place at a local business in Derby. Arlo Rhein, 19, of Derby, told police that…

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30 calves killed in barn fire in Holland

in Holland

HOLLAND — A calf barn caught fire in Holland on Friday and left 30 calves dead, and about as many injured. The incident took place at around 9:00 p.m. at Kieth Gray’s farm located on Valley Road, inside a barn that housed about 160 calves. Firefighters from Derby Line were quick to attack the blaze,…

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